Alison Gordon is a Canadian journalist and mystery novelist. As a Toronto Star reporter first assigned to cover the Toronto Blue Jays in 1979, she was one of Canada's first prominent women sportswriters; at the time, women sportswriters were so rare that her membership card in the Baseball Writers Association of America identified her as "Mr." Alison Gordon because the organization had made no provision for gender-neutral or female-specific cards.
She later began publishing a series of murder mystery novels focusing on Kate Henry, a female sports reporter and amateur detective investigating murders in the professional baseball world.
Gordon is the granddaughter of Canadian writer Ralph Connor, the daughter of academic J. King Gordon and the sister of journalist Charles Gordon. She wrote the afterword for the New Canadian Library edition of Connor's novel The Man from Glengarry.
- The Dead Pull Hitter (1988)
- Safe at Home (1990)
- Night Game (1992)
- Striking Out (1995)
- Prairie Hardball (1997)
- Play Ballsy: The new trials and triumphs of female sports journalists. Ryerson Review of Journalism, Summer 2009.
- "Back of the Pack, Baby!: For all the ground that women have gained, they still catch-up in the world of jock journalism". Ryerson Review of Journalism, Spring 1997.
- "Prairie Hardball: A Kate Henry Mystery". Quill & Quire, May 1997.
- "Ralph Connor/The Rev. Dr. Charles W. Gordon: The Role of Archives in the Memorialization of a Canadian Literary and Theological Giant". University of Winnipeg.
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